CSOradio broadcast schedule

The CSOradio broadcast series brings unparalleled live performances to thousands of listeners every week.

The series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the CSO’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories behind the music, as well as presenting insights from the performers themselves.

CSOradio currently offers one series: a nationally syndicated lineup, which is broadcast in Chicago at 8 p.m. CT on Sundays over WFMT-FM (98.7). Complete shows also may be heard here.

Audiences outside Chicago may stream the CSO’s radio broadcasts on Experience CSO or check their local radio listings.

Stream available music selections on CSOradio.

CSOradio Listings, July 3, 2022 to September 25, 2022
Jul 03, 2022
CSOradio Program #27
Variations on America

Gershwin Cuban Overture
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1997
(Teldec)

Gershwin/Tovey A Foggy Day
Bramwell Tovey conductor and piano
March 2017

Ives The Unanswered Question (original version)
Adolph Herseth trumpet
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
1986 
(CBS)

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1997
(Teldec)

Ives/Schuman Variations on America
Morton Gould conductor
1966
(RCA)

Williams Selections from Lincoln (The People's House and Appomattox, April 9, 1965)
John Williams conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
2012
(Sony)

Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (From the New World)
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
1977
(DGG)

Jul 10, 2022
CSOradio Program #28
Giulini Conducts Mozart & Mahler

Rossini Overture to L'italiana in Algeri
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
November 1955

Mozart Sinfonia concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn in E-flat Major
Ray Still oboe
Clark Brody clarinet
Willard Elliot bassoon
Dale Clevenger horn
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
March and April 1977 


Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (Classical) 
1976 (DGG)

Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
1971 (EMI) 

Jul 17, 2022
CSOradio Program #29
de Ridder & Barnatan




Gershwin Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture
Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Ravel
Piano Concerto in G Major
Inon Barnatan piano
André de Ridder conductor
January 2022

Bizet Suites nos. 1 and 2 from L'arlésienne
Paganini/Stock Moto perpetuo, Op. 11
Jean Martinon conductor
1967 & 1966 
(RCA)

Jul 24, 2022
CSOradio Program #30
Orozco-Estrada & Hahn


Frank Haillí-Serenata
Dvořák Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
Hilary Hahn violin
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
December 2021

Bruckner Te Deum
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Jessye Norman soprano
Yvonne Minton mezzo-soprano
David Rendall tenor
Samuel Ramey bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
1981 
(DGG) 

Jul 31, 2022
CSOradio Program #31
De Waart & Josefowicz



Adams The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto in D
Leila Josfowicz violin
Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Edo de Waart conductor
December 2019

Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102
Claudio Abbado conductor
Issac Stern violin
Yo-Yo Ma cello
1986
(CBS)

Aug 07, 2022
CSOradio Program #32
Hannu Lintu & Ray Chen



Nielson Helios Overture, Op. 17
Hannu Lintu conductor
February 2020

Lindberg Serenades
Lalo Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21
Ray Chen violin
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98
Hannu Lintu conductor
November 2021

Aug 14, 2022
CSOradio Program #33
Blomstedt Conducts Brahms 2



Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Bertrand Chamayou piano
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Herbert Blomstedt conductor
March 2020

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Seiji Ozawa conductor
1968 
(RCA)

Aug 21, 2022
CSOradio Program #34
Pierre Boulez & Robert Chen



Debussy Symphonic Fragments from The Martydom of Saint Sebastian
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Ligeti Violin Concerto
Robert Chen violin
Debussy La mer 
Pierre Boulez conductor
November 2010

Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 2006

Aug 28, 2022
CSOradio Program #35
Alsop & Vondráček



Barber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Lukáš Vondráček piano
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma)
Marin Alsop conductor
February 2021

Bernstein Prologue, Somewhere, Rumble and Finale from Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Daniel Barenboim conductor
1997
(Teldec)

Sep 04, 2022
CSOradio Program #36
Guerrero & Binelli

Buxtehude (arr. & orch. Chávez) Chaconne in E Minor
Piazzolla Aconcagua Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra
ENCORE Piazzola (trans. Binelli) Oblivion for Bandoneón and Strings
Daniel Binelli bandoneón
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Giancarlo Guerrero conductor
November 2021

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Sir Georg Solti conductor 
1984 
(London)

Sep 11, 2022
CSOradio Program #37
Afkham Conducts Brahms 3


Haydn Symphony No. 44 in E Minor (Mourning)
R. Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
David Afkham conductor
October 2019

Prokofiev Scythian Suite, Op. 20
Claudio Abbado conductor
1977 
(DGG)

Sep 18, 2022
CSOradio Program #38
Muti Conducts Beethoven 3


Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture to L'Amant anonyme
Riccardo Muti conductor 
September 2021

Bizet Roma
Riccardo Muti conductor 
May 2019

Price Andante moderato
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Riccardo Muti conductor 
September 2021

Sep 25, 2022
CSOradio Program #39
A Salute to Muti


Verdi Overture to La forza del destino
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2013


Liszt Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3
Riccardo Muti conductor
April 2011

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2019


Respighi Pines of Rome
Riccardo Muti conductor
May 2019

Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2016

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